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Monthly Archives: May 2018

International Paint Poole Regatta

Tight racing in the J/24s on day 1 of the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 - photo © Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta

Did you believe the weather forecast today? If you were in Poole Bay, or thinking of a trip to the beach in Bournemouth, then you’d have been very wrong to make other plans. The BBC were advising rain all morning followed by thunder and lightning in the afternoon and temperatures lucky to reach 18 degrees. Instead the sun shone, the ...

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Medemblik Regatta 2018 ~ Netherlands

Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros (FRA), 49er - 2018 Medemblik Regatta - Day 4 - photo © Sander van der Borch

The fourth day of racing is all about getting qualified for the medal races. Some sailors still had to work hard to get that spot in the top 10. For the Laser, Nacra 17 and 49er sailors there were some interesting battles. “Tricky conditions on the water again today”, says Remco de Goederen, Principal Race Officer. “The easterly wind that ...

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52 Super Series Q&A

Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week - photo © Martinez Studio / 52 SUPER SERIES

It’s all go on the 52 Super Series with new boats, new teams and new technology. We spoke to Paul ‘Flipper’ Westlake of North Sails as the 2018 season gets underway in Sibenik, Croatia to get his take on the development, the fleet and who his favourites are. Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com: 2018 has seen a flurry of new boats and designs ...

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RORC Myth of Malham 2018

Start of the Myth of Malham © Paul Wyeth

The race around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the longest in the 2018 RORC Season’s Points Championship. The course mirrors the first 130 miles of the Rolex Fastnet Race, as far as the famous lighthouse, 13 miles southwest of Plymouth. Fifty teams with skippers from France, Great Britain, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands will take part in the fourth race ...

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Bangor Town Regatta

Bangor Town Regatta 2018 © Bangor Town Regatta

Sunshine and wind and the start of the Scottish Series to get everyone in the mood again for the new season. And not long to go until Howth host their inaugural Wave Regatta followed by the return to Belfast Lough in early July for the renamed Bangor Town Regatta. The event is being hosted by the town’s two yacht clubs ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Normandy Channel Race 2016 © Jean-Marie Liot

Ultimately there will be 27 crews of two skippers pushing their Class40s to the limit throughout the 1,000-mile course of this year’s Normandy Channel Race, the outcome of which is more uncertain than ever. The record number of entries is equalled then, with a significant female contingent of five as well as the now substantial quota of overseas sailors from ...

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Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week in Croatia

52 Super Series Sibenik - Coastal race on day 2 - photo © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

After a beautifully scenic 30-nautical-mile coastal race tour of the islands off Sibenik, third place across the finish line sees reigning TP52 World Champions Platoon step up to lead the hotly contested first regatta of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES season, the Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. While there was an extremely satisfying runaway victory for Takashi Okura’s mainly ...

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Lake Garda GC32 World Championship

Jérôme Clerc and the Realteam cre on day 1 of the GC32 World Championship at Garda © Pedro Martinez / GC32

Towering clouds over the towering mountains surrounding Lake Garda made conditions challenging for competitors and race management on the opening day of this inaugural GC32 World Championship. After a delay as the wind off Riva del Garda went through its normal transition from northerly Peler to southerly Ora, two races were held in full foiling conditions before the wind finally ...

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Quarter Ton Cup

Quarter Ton Cup © Paul Wyeth

The fourteenth edition of the revival Quarter Ton Cup looks set to produce one of the closest battles seen to date in a class which is famed for its close competition. With three days of inshore racing on the Solent from 20 to 22 June, some 25 boats are expected to challenge for this year’s honours. The fleet will be ...

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EAORA Offshore Regatta

EAORA in Ostend last year © Paul Wood

Four days of competitive racing across the Thames Estuary Its only four weeks before the start of the EAORA Offshore Regatta. The first race being a RORC event is on Thursday 21st June from Harwich to Ostend, followed by a lay day to enjoy the ambiance of Ostend. The prize giving for the first race is on Friday morning at ...

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